12 March 2012

365 Days of Middle-earth ~ Day 256: Cabed-en-Aras

Cabed-en-Aras, also called the Deer’s Leap, was a narrow point in the ravines of the Teiglin River. Named because it was narrow enough for deer to jump from cliff to cliff across the River, it was here that Túrin Turambar slew the dragon Glaurung, and where his wife Níniel, after learning that she was actually his sister Niënor, threw herself into the River in grief and dismay. The chasm was later called Cabed Naeramarth, or the Leap of Dreadful Doom.

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